Google to remove “Revenge Porn” from Search Results

I’m glad to see that Google is removing “Revenge Porn” from its search results. It won’t remove the images from the websites themselves, of course, but it should help to remove some of the angst that victims of this crime suffer.

One of my most common calls and inquiries come from people trying to find a way to remove these hurtful images from the web. If Google’s proposal works out as planned it may remove some of the effects, that the search results for a victim’s name would result in these hurtful images. If other search engines follow along, perhaps it may reduce some of the perpetrator’s motivation in posting in the first place.

In the next few weeks Google will release a web interface for the removal of the images from search results. It will be linked from Google’s page linked above. Kudos to those who came up with this initiative.

Twittering Away

I’ve been busy with the new job, and enjoying all the challenges life has to bring, so I have not posted here in a while. I’d certainly planned to, but something always came up.

I have been more active on Twitter than anywhere else, posting links to interesting articles.

I also was jazzed to be on This Week in Law, #279, with the great title “Blame Kevin.” Thanks, Denise!
Twit 279 - Blame Kevin

Here are some of the notable links:

New adventure

I’ve recently switched law firms, so my contact information has changed. I’m very happy to be with Ladas & Parry LLP as part of their Chicago office. The firm has been around for over 100 years, and has a strong international presence. Here’s the link to my firm bio. I’m excited to be part of… Continue Reading

The New Frontier Begins

And so it begins… ICANN is delegating its first new domains under its expansion of the gTLD system. Admittedly, these domains are in foreign languages, but that does not diminish the changing nature of these domains upon the landscape. The four strings delegated are: – شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) – Arabic for “web/network” Registry: International Domain Registry… Continue Reading

Trademark Clearinghouse, ReDigi, and More First Sale Doctrine Issues

Here’s a link to my post on the firm’s blog about the new Trademark Clearinghouse that is coming online for use with the new top level domains: http://blog.davismcgrath.com/2013/04/05/using-the-trademark-clearinghouse-for-the-new-gtlds/ I’ve been meaning to write my own post regarding the ReDigi case, but in the meantime here are links to two good ones by Venkat Balasubramani and… Continue Reading

Slides from CBA Presentation on COPPA

Here are my slides from today’s presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee on the amendments effective July 1, 2013 to the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Slides – Thompson – COPPA Update [PDF] The FTC’s Final Rule can be found here- FTC Final Amended COPPA Rule [PDF] For more… Continue Reading